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High Holidays a Juggling Act of Piety, Politics for Jewish Members of Congress

posted on September 5, 2013

The Washington Post’s Michelle Boorstein writes on the 33 Jewish members of Congress and how they balance their political responsibility and piety during the High Holidays. During the 10-day period between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, Jews reflect on their flaws, admit errors and ask for forgiveness, which puts public figures in a peculiar position. “We fast on Yom Kippur,” said Sen. Richard Blumenthal. “I think the rest of it is pretty much private.”

Read at The Washington Post